Western Red Cedar is a softer wood that has great warmth. Because of the warmth of cedar, it pairs very well with the human voice and is great for singer/songwriters. Cedar naturally amplifies quieter playing styles and is a favorite of fingerpickers.
After we introduced our Grand Concert body shape, it quickly became one of our best selling shapes. We took many of the elements that make the grand concert popular, smaller body and deeper waist, and made a few updates, most notably the increased depth in the sides of the guitar. The small body and waist make the guitar comfortable to play and the increased depth provides more tone and volume. When you have a great sounding guitar that feels so good to play, it is easy to see why the grand concert has done so well for us.
The Fishman ISYS+ works to complement the natural acoustic tone of your Teton guitar when you need to amplify it. This preamp, paired with the Fishman Sonicore pickup, will reproduce all the natural sonic qualities of your already amazing sounding Teton. The ISYS+ has bass and treble controls to help dial in your tone. With the built-in-tuner, you will always sound your best when playing amplified or acoustically.
I like the guitar for the $. Did a lot of research before I made my purchase. Shopped for the best price and made the purchase online. Great sound but several blems on the finish. I see I was ahead of my time when I made the purchase as the price has gone up about 1/3. I do not think I would purchase another simply because I have one. Most likely will move up in price and quality. Call me a homer but I live near Nazareth, PA, so that is where my next one will come from.
After over 40 years of labor earning restriction and now approaching retirement age, I decided to rediscover my music appreciation which youth instruction afforded me. Years ago I received piano instruction for a decade as a youth and moved to guitar for ease of access. I’ve had a number of acoustics in the past but never kept them. But now I wanted to settle with a comfortable instrument that would last me a long time and provide the enjoyment I need. I tried this one out in a local music store alongside at least a hundred others and, to tell the truth, this one stood out for ease of fingering, fullness of sound, and texture to the grip. All of these contribute to a comfortable experience, regardless of the level of activity. I tried many of the brand names available and none matched the selection I made. And when I discovered the affordability in comparison to most of the others, my decision was made. You folks at Teton had constructed, at least in this instrument, one of the finest available to the public. Thank you for finding the right ingredients!
-Kevin R Koutnik
Simply the finest acoustic guitar in its price range you will find anywhere! Amazing quality, superb tone, highly playable, great electronics! I’ve owned one of everything; for the money, you won’t find a better instrument! I highly recommend you buy a Teton!
One word–phenomenal. I am a 54 year old singer, songwriter, guitarist and praise and worship leader. I have had acoustic guitars from 13 years old to present and have owned most of the major brands. This guitar is the best I have ever owned.The look, feel, sound and craftmanship of this instrument is outstanding. This guitar has inspired me. Her nickname is Maggie Mae and she plays and sounds like a dream. The price was mind-blowing for such a fine instrument. I believe this guitar and other Teton guitars are a good investment. This new company will surely grow to top end status, like Martin, Taylor and others that have accomplished a top end status. Teton will be a collector item and worth a high dollar amount in the future as long as they keep up the craftmanship and fine detail of a fine quality instrument. My guitar is simply magnificent. Thank you and God bless your company.
-Jackie W. Taylor
I previously sent a message to Teton Support on this subject, but want to leave a review also. I have probably only done 2 reviews in my entire life. This is the third. I own a Martin 6 string, a Recording King 6 string, and a Taylor 12 string. Nothing real expensive, but they all sound great. I am extremely happy with the latest guitar I found. I have been looking at Taylor guitars in the 2-3K price range and was planning on eventually making that purchase…until I stepped into MusicGoRound and found a used Teton STG105CENT. Yep, I said USED, in excellent condition for less than $200. I got it home and replaced the strings with a set of Martin Acoustic SP 10’s. The Teton sounds better than my Martin and at least compares to many of the new Taylors I have tried out. This guitar has been discontinued, but if the new Teton products are like this one in workmanship and sound quality, then companies like Taylor and Marin have some serious competition.
I will be trying out other Teton guitars in the future….but, for right now, Taylor can’t have my money.